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Joseph A FAIR (VETERAN CSA)

Bethel Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

Civil War Confederate
June 21, 1845 - March 26, 1924

*Obituary
Benton County Record
Friday, March 28, 1924

FAIR, Joseph A. - Joseph A. Fair, a resident of Benton county for more than 60 years, died at his home in Centerton on Wednesday, March 26th, 1924 at the age of 78 years. Death was due to apoplexy. While Mr. Fair had been in ill health for several years it has only been during the past week that his condition was considered serious. Funeral services, conducted by Revs. Weaver and Campbell, were held at the M.E. Church in Centerton on Thursday morning and the body was taken to the Bethel cemetery, south of Gravette, for interment. The funeral was largely attended. Uncle Joe Fair, as he was commonly called, was born in Sullivan county, Tenn. in 1845. He came to Benton county in 1859 and located on the Spavinaw southeast of Gravette. He served with distinction in the Southern army and on his return from the war married Miss Martha Russell in 1865 - who died in 1899. In 1901 he married Miss Parolee Collier who survives him. He is also survived by eight sons. Mr. Fair was a conscientious Christian and has been a church member for 55 years. He was ordained a preacher in 1884 and was pastor of the Centerton church for 40 years.

*Obituary
Gravette News Herald
Friday, April 4, 1924

Ellis Fair of Kingsville, Tex.; Dick Fair of Duenweg, Mo. and Wiley Fair of Whitesboro, Tex. departed for their respective homes Saturday morning after having attended the funeral of their father, J.A. Fair, which was held at Bethel Thursday last.

*Obituary
Gravette News Herald
Friday, April 11, 1924

Joseph A. Fair was born in Sullivan county, Tennessee June 21st, 1845; departed this life March 26, 1924, aged 78 years, 9 months and 5 days. He came to Benton county in November 1859; became a Christian in early manhood and for 55 years was a faithful worker in the M.E. church which he dearly loved. He was ordained as a local minister in 1884 and no doubt conducted more funerals than any other minister in the county. He was married in 1869 to Martha A. Russell, she having passed on in June 1899. He was again married Jan. 13, 1901 to Miss Parolee Collyer, who with eight sons by his first wife, are left to mourn his departure. Father was a Mason and was the last charter member of the Bethel lodge. He served three years as a soldier in the Southern Confederacy. He has lived a long and useful life. He was very kind to everyone, always charitable, even to those who persecuted him. He suffered greatly in his last days yet was patient, kind, his hope never wavering. The funeral sermon was held at the Community Church, Centerton, conducted by the Revs. Weaver and Campbell of Bentonville after which the body was conveyed to the Bethel cemetery where another service was conducted by Rev. Boyles, assisted by Rev. Harris. Lovingly and tenderly submitted by his son, Hugh L. Fair.

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Submitted: 4/5/13 • Approved: 4/8/13 • Last Updated: 4/11/13 • R859200-G0-S3

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